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UK 4G smartphone owners may be due £480m pay-out

UK 4G smartphone owners may be due £480m pay-out

Technology
Getty ImagesAbout 29 million people in the UK may be entitled to compensation of up to £30 each if a legal claim from watchdog Which? is successful.It is suing chipmaker Qualcomm, claiming it breached UK competition law by taking advantage of its dominance in the patent licensing and chip markets.Which? alleges that it charged inflated fees to manufacturers, which were then passed on to consumers in the form of higher smartphone prices.Qualcomm said the case had "no basis"."As the plaintiffs are well aware, their claims were effectively put to rest last summer by a unanimous panel of judges at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the United States," a spokesman told the BBC.Which? is seeking damages for all affected Apple and Samsung smartphones purchased since 1 October 2015. It estimate...
Health check: Measuring vital signs with a smartphone

Health check: Measuring vital signs with a smartphone

Technology
The coronavirus pandemic has seen a rise in innovative health focused technology.From an app which uses a device’s camera to measure your vital signs to kit which could help doctors with a remote diagnosis, BBC Click’s Lara Lewington looks at some of the latest technology.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology
Trump blacklists smartphone giant Xiaomi

Trump blacklists smartphone giant Xiaomi

Technology
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JPMorgan Chase takes on Square and PayPal with smartphone card reader, faster deposits for merchants

Finance
JPMorgan's Business Complete Banking serviceSource: JP MorganJPMorgan Chase is making a play to sell more services to millions of American small business owners, pushing into an area pioneered by fintech firms including Square, PayPal and First Data, CNBC has learned.The bank is rolling out a checking account that is paired with a new fintech-inspired service called QuickAccept, according to JPMorgan executives. QuickAccept lets businesses take card payments within minutes, either through a mobile app or a contactless card reader, and users will see sales hit their Chase accounts on the same day.That fast funding is offered free, unlike competitors including Square, which typically take a day or more and charge a 1.5% fee to make instant transfers."Our competition either doesn't have same-...
Huawei: Smartphone chips running out under US sanctions

Huawei: Smartphone chips running out under US sanctions

Technology
An executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei says it is running out of processor chips to make smartphones due to U.S. sanctionsBy JOE McDONALD AP Business WriterAugust 8, 2020, 1:30 PM3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBEIJING -- Chinese tech giant Huawei is running out of processor chips to make smartphones due to U.S. sanctions and will be forced to stop production of its own most advanced chips, a company executive says, in a sign of growing damage to Huawei’s business from American pressure. Huawei Technologies Ltd., one of the biggest producers of smartphones and network equipment, is at the center of U.S.-Chinese tension over technology and security. The feud has spread to include the popular Chinese-owned video app TikTok and China-based messaging service We...